2011 marks the 12th consecutive year that the Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) has updated recommendations for the management of hypertension. CHEP was developed to assist primary care providers and people with hypertension better manage and prevent hypertension.
2011 marks another milestone in CHEPs history as now CHEP is part of a unified national hypertension organization, Hypertension Canada. The Hypertension Canada leadership is aggressively moving forward to achieve a common vision - a vision that will bring about positive benefits for the millions of people in Canada who, on a daily basis, deal with the dangers and harmful effects of hypertension. Hypertension Canada is a newly integrated volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization joining the resources and expertise of three already strong organizations (Blood Pressure Canada, Canadian Hypertension Society and Canadian Hypertension Education Program) representing over 50 years of expertise in the field of hypertension.
Through its members Hypertension Canada can provide ONE authoritative voice on hypertension with more synergistic interactions across all pillars of education, scholarship and research. Its mission is: "Advancing health by the prevention and control of high blood pressure through research, advocacy, education and knowledge development and translation." For more information contact Judi Farrell, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Hypertension Canada website at www.hypertension.ca